Developing and Teaching Online Courses

Welcome to the Texas Collaborative‚Äôs Professional Development Resources for Online Teaching.  This programmatic area of the Texas Collaborative is led by the regional Center for Technology Online at Tyler Junior College.

Online teaching resources found here encompass a variety of web-based content for further study.

Annenberg/CPB supports a variety of research activities and demonstration projects that examine and illustrate the effective use of educational technology for distance learning

Bare-Bones Guide to HTML

Center for Democracy and Technology's Privacy Quiz
 Do you know your privacy rights?

Comparing online educational delivery applications

Educause Quarterly houses articles on myriad topics related to technology use and management in higher education.
"Student Distress in Web-Based Distance Education"  a two-page summary of a study conducted at Indiana University.
"On Implementing Web-based Electronic Portfolios"  discusses how a "webfolio" program can help instructors improve the quality of teaching and learning.  The article includes a checklist of critical factors for successful implementation and a bibliography for further reading.

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Honolulu Community College's Faculty Development site offers resources for online instruction such as "17 Elements of Good Online Courses."  It also provides links to general online help and information, community college distance education consortium, and links to discipline related sites.

Instructional Technology Council's Distance Education Links and Resources

Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks and the Asynchronous Learning Networks Magazine publish research and articles on a variety of topics related to online teaching and learning.

"Just Becasuse It's Online Doesn't Mean It's Learner-Centered!" An article from Eisenhower National Clearinghouse enc Focus: A Magazine for Classroom Innovators by Ann-Claire Anderson, senior associate at CORD, a national nonprofit organization focusing on educational reform -

Online video tutorial on using Camtasia

"Speaking in Voices: Effective Techniques for Keeping Web Discussions Running Smoothly" by Sarah Haavind, Concord Consortium, discusses helpful techniques for effective facilitation of online, discussion-based courses. as does her article, "Why Don't Face-to-Face Teaching
Strategies Work in the Virtual Classroom?"

Teaching Excellence in Distance Education includes links related to effective technology use, course development and  implementation strategies.

The Technology Source , is a peer reviewed, bimonthly periodical published by the Michigan Virtual University. The Technology Source's goal is to provide thoughtful, illuminating articles that will assist educators as they face the challenges of integrating information technology tools into teaching.

University of Wisconsin's Distance Education Clearinghouse includes definitions, policy, research, strategies, online universities, etc.

"Web-Based Training and Constructivism in Brief:  Fast Facts for Policy and Practice (No. 2)" by Michael Wonacott, explores whether online instruction can successfully use constructivist strategies such as self-directed inquiry, collaborative learning, and active learning.

World Lecture Hall is a site maintained by the University of Texas at Austin that publishes links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver course materials in any language:


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